Nicolae Guță

Romanian Romani manele singer

Nicolae Linguraru (Romanian pronunciation: [nikoˈla.e linguraru] b, 3 December 1967) is a Romani (Gypsy) manele singer.

Nicolae Linguraru
Background information
Born (1967-12-12) December 12, 1967 (age 56)
Aninoasa, Romania
Genresmanele, lăutărească
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsAcordian
Years active1992 - Present
LabelsAmma Record, Big Man
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Musical career change

Guță started as a singer and accordionist in the late 1980s. He played lăutărească music. He released his first album in 1992. Two years later, he released his first main hit somg – "De când te iubesc pe tine" (english: "Since I've Been Loving You"). It was on his second long-play record. His first album for a foreign audience was released in France in 1996. At this time while Romanian music critics had very little reaction towards his music. Foreign journalists liked his music. They called it a very modern fashion of Gypsy jazz.[1][2]

Around 1998, Guță started to become interested in manele music. It was a club-friendly subgenre of Balkans folk music influenced by Turkish and Arab pop.

References change

  1. Keefner, Kurt. The Greatest Living Gypsy Voice, allmusic.com (retrieved May 5, 2010)
  2. The Greatest Living Gypsy Voice Archived 2010-07-08 at the Wayback Machine, cdroots.com (retrieved May 5, 2010)